Tag Archive for: Collateral value

Leasehold and ground rent: definition, advantages and disadvantages for owner-occupiers & capital investors explained

Ground Lease & Leasehold – What is a ground lease? How does a ground lease work and to whom is the ground rent paid? Whether owner-occupancy or capital investment, learn everything you need to know about ground leases here – from the parties involved to the impact on ancillary purchase costs and the mortgage lending […]

Real estate defects by year of construction: building fabric, masonry, insulation & Co. – Valuation

Old existing properties and their defects – You would like to invest in a property as a capital investment? Whether built in 1920, 1930 or 1960, old properties have their own individual deficiencies and disadvantages compared to new construction. Have you found a suitable apartment built in 1938? Or an apartment building built in 1982 […]

Garage and carport: architecture, weather resistance, differences

Garage and Carport – A garage or carport for one or two cars is very popular with homeowners. If a carport or garage is included in the listing, potential buyers will be more interested than if the vehicle is parked on the street or unprotected in front of the house. Installing a carport or garage […]

Roof: planning, construction and renovation of roof trusses & roof coverings

Roof – Modern roofs can have different shapes. For centuries, the classic gable roof was the most common roof shape in Germany. It was often modified to a hipped roof and equipped with dormers, in order to be able to use the space under the roof slopes effectively. Tent roofs are used in the new […]

Berliner Testament: German Inheritance Law Explained, Amount for Children, Partner + More

Joint Will – In Germany, the Berlin Testament decides on the legal portion of heir. It is an important issue for disinherited relatives, as they still have certain rights to the inheritance. In order to claim this correctly and to fulfill the formalities, however, some things have to be considered. The share always depends on […]

11 Tips – What to Consider for a House Viewing

Viewing appointment – You have been looking for a new property for a long time. Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne or Munich, a house for the family because the apartment is simply too small for everyone, a new apartment because you want to move in with your partner or simply a move to a new city. When […]

Investment Property Investor Interviews: From the first apartment to a million

Real estate as an investment – step by step, from the basics to specific questions on the topic: Investor Interviews. Earn money with real estate! Here you will find tips from professionals. Good luck. Common questions include: What is investment real estate? How do you calculate the return on a property? What is investment property? […]

Prevent foreclosure: My house / apartment is being auctioned, what can I do about it?

Prevent foreclosure – You have debts? Are you in the unfortunate situation that now a creditor has also initiated a foreclosure sale of your property to pay off his debt claim? Don’t worry! If you act early enough and certain circumstances are present, you can prevent a foreclosure. Prevent foreclosures – The options As soon […]

Dismissing an inheritance: costs, deadlines and the most important tips

Rejecting an inheritance – The inheritance can be rejected by any heir. This is particularly important if the inheritance is over-indebted or if, for example, dilapidated real estate is part of the inheritance. However, a disclaimer requires certain forms and deadlines that must be observed. Precise information about the assets and debts of the testator […]

Compulsory auction: procedure, reasons, enforcement, requirements and risks

Foreclosure Procedure – Property owners, like any other person, have expenses and obligations that they must meet and pay. If a property owner is insolvent and cannot pay certain debts, it may happen that a foreclosure sale of a property takes place. Such a proceeding is initiated by the creditor in the appropriate county court. […]